There are a lot of rumors about the next-gen Hyundai i30 and Kona. One of the rumors said that Hyundai will kill the i30 nameplate and will launch a next-gen Kona crossover that will be bigger and will take place of the i30. This is the first time that we can be in front of the next-gen Kona (codenamed as SX2). According to our industry sources, the development of the new Kona was advanced 1 year.
Hyundai already have the proof that it works inside their company. It’s called Kia XCEED. Kia currently produce its C-segment hatchback called CEED in station wagon (CEED Sportswagon), shooting brake (PROCEED) and crossover (XCEED) forms. Currently the XCEED is beating the regular CEED thanks to Crossover/SUV customer preference.
While that, the Hyundai i30 is produced in three body versions: hatchback (i30), station wagon (i30 CW) and liftback (i30 Fastback). Just the XCEED alone surpassed all i30 combined body styles sales.
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Not that long ago, a German magazine called Auto Motor und Sport published a visualization of a Hyundai i30X crossover (the way they called), which could become the brand’s new model for Europe.
Now the latest info said that and the first pictures of this prototype appeared, together with the information that you can see above (it will have an all-electric version too or SX2e EV -“e” means Europe-)
However, there are many questions about the fate of the i30, we are sure you guys will be worried about i30’s high-performance N variants. Let’s see!
Another outlet says it’s going to share it’s underpinnings with the Niro, so let’s hope they keep the AWD or give it another system in mind. I know they use a mechanical system in their other hybrids, so let’s hope that doesn’t change. Also with the next N version they should really make it a beast at 300+hp/311+lb-ft from the 2.5T/hybrid system to get the best of both worlds.